WELCOME TO FARM491

LET’S GROW BUSINESS
Farm491 Flower

WHERE GROWING AND TECHNOLOGY MEET

Farm491 is a space for innovators to grow their businesses by applying technology to growing environments. Farm491 provides high-spec facilities created to foster entrepreneurship, ideas generation, and collaboration – it includes 491 hectares of farmland for research and testing.

Farm491 is offering start up space on-site at the Royal Agricultural University’s main campus in Cirencester and at the farm-based workshops at Harnhill: affordable and flexible working environments where agritech innovators can run and grow their businesses.

Farm491 members have access to the business support and a knowledge network that includes farmers, investors and expert advisers, as well as open access to farming data. Members can test, refine and grow their propositions.

This pioneering new initiative will create a vibrant incubation environment with the potential to influence and benefit the wider agritech and food production industries.

We plan to assist over 55 new agritech companies and help them create over 200 new jobs over the next 5 years.

IN FIELD

ON FARM

FROM RESEARCH

- Angela Simkins, Farm491 Centre Director.

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING

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Agricultural & Related Subjects Alumni

BUSINESS GUIDANCE

We can provide advice and mentoring.

LINKS TO SERVICE PROVIDERS

We have relationships with major manufacturers.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

We have access to various funding sources.

PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

at our new Harnhill facility.

RESEARCH

with RAU students and academics.

PROMOTION

within the marketplace.

THE THREE PHASES

RAU FARM491 AGRITECH ENTERPRISE HUB

Our converted lodge within the university campus area houses the first of our agritech businesses in modern office space tailored to their needs.

RAU FARM491 AGRITECH WORKSHOPS AT HARNHILL

Opening 2017; Located within our 491 hectares of farmland, our members will have access to combined office and practical workshop facilities where they can get their hands dirty and put their products to the test.

RAU FARM491 AGRITECH INNOVATION AND INCUBATION CENTRE

In 2018, Our state of the art business centre will increase the available office space available for agritech businesses with leading edge facilities and advanced business resources.

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